Quitting your job on your own terms is something many people dream of.
And while most people would do the usual thing and politely hand in their notice before shuffling away, one employee has gone a step further, and really stuck it to their boss.
Rather than a letter of notice, one man reportedly handed his boss a ‘sorry for your loss’ card, with his notice written inside.
As the photo shows, the outside of the card read: ‘So very sorry for your loss’. While inside was written: ‘My last day of work is the 29th July. Thinking of your at this difficult time.’
one of our team members handed in their notice like this 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tqc9Hn6ODE
— h. (@bitchitshan) June 27, 2019
The card was from 22-year-old Sam Baines, who told INSIDER:
I’ve been working here for almost a year now and had to hand my notice in as I’m going back to university this September.
We are a really close team and have a fantastic manager so we’re always joking around and having fun. I knew I had to do something a little more creative when giving my notice to try and get one more joke in before I left!
I knew my boss would find it funny so I wasn’t worried about how they’d take it. I came up with the idea because I was always joking about how much they’d miss me when I was gone, then thought a condolences card would be the perfect way to finish it off.
It went down great and helped make a positive from an otherwise sad situation.
Thankfully, everyone saw the funny side, with Sam’s fellow employee Hannah saying: ‘Everyone was laughing and pretty amused with the card. It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think.’
Naturally, the card did the rounds on social media, with many people praising Sam’s bold move.
Card closes with: Love,” and I am officially deceased 😂😂😂
— Jennifer (@HiJCP) June 27, 2019
I love their work, I honestly have no choice but to stan 😂😂😂
— Double wahala, wahala 1&2 (@okuhlekodwaije) June 27, 2019
I know someone who did exact same thing , exact same card 😂 pic.twitter.com/2W8xyFiXC4
— Evenstar 🌟 (@HappyHare90) June 27, 2019
It’s nice to hear Sam actually got along with his boss though, as it turns out fantasising about killing your boss is pretty common, according to psychologists, so that’s a relief.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.